Community Calendar

4-H Sewing Club

Dec 9, 2014
3:00 P.M.
UT Extension office

Are you in the 4th – 12th grade and would like to learn to sew? The 4-H Sewing club meets the second Tuesday of each month at the UT Extension office in the DeKalb County Community Center.
The first meeting is December 9, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Due to the expense of the supplies there is a $40 fee which should be paid by December 5. For more information, call 597-4945.

DCHS Basketball Schedule

Nov 18, 2014
6:00 p.m.
DCHS

The 2014-15 DCHS Basketball Schedule is as follows:
(*) denotes district games

November 18: at Boyd Christian: 6 p.m.
November 21: Warren County (Home): 6 p.m.
November 25: Gordonsville (Home): 6 p.m.

December 2: at Warren County: 6 p.m.
December 5: Upperman* (Home): 6 p.m.
December 6: Chattanooga Patriots (Home): 6 p.m.
December 9: at Livingston Academy*: 6 p.m.
December 12: York Institute* (Home): 6 p.m.
December 13: at St. Andrews-Sewanee: 6 p.m.
December 16: at Macon County*: 6 p.m.
December 19-22: DeKalb County Christmas Classic (TBA)

January 6: Smith County* (Home): 6 p.m.
January 9: at Central Magnet* : 6 p.m.
January 13: at Cannon County*: 6 p.m.
January 16: at Upperman*: 6 p.m.
January 20: Livingston Academy* (Home): 6 p.m.
January 23: at York Institute*: 6 p.m.
January 27: Macon County*(Home): 6 p.m.
January 30: at Smith County*:6 p.m.

February 3: Central Magnet (Home): 6 p.m.
February 5: Cannon County* (Home): 6 p.m.
February 7: at Gordonsville: 6 p.m.
February 9: Boyd Christian (Home): 6 p.m.

February 10-18: District 8-AA Tournament at Cookeville

4-H wildlife project group

Dec 1, 2014
3:15 p.m.
UT Extension office

4-H wildlife project group

Are you in the 5th – 12th grade and enjoy the great outdoors, hunting, or fishing? Do you like learning about wildlife such as deer, turkey, turtles, and birds?

Join the 4-H wildlife project group each month. The group meets the first Monday of each month at the UT Extension office in the DeKalb County Community Center.

The first scheduled practice will be Monday, December 1, 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. For more information call 597-4945.

Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope

Nov 23, 2014
3:00 p.m.
Cookeville

MADD Upper Cumberland and the 13th Judicial District Attorney General's Office will host their 22nd annual Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope on Sunday, November 23. The program will be held at the Wesley Arena Theatre located at 271 E 9th Street in Cookeville. The event is scheduled to begin at 3:00 pm

This is an event for victims of drunk driving and for murder victims. Injury and bereaved victims of impaired driving crashes and family members of homicide victims will gather to pay tribute to lives changed or lost in sudden tragic circumstances.

Participants are urged to bring a framed photo of their loved one to be displayed during the program.

This event is open to all members of the community and we urge any law enforcement and emergency medical personnel to attend in uniform.
For more information, please contact Norris Skelley at norrisskelley@gmail.com or Renea Grant at the District Attorney's office at 931-528-5015

Chamber Prayer Breakfast

Nov 25, 2014
7:00 a.m.
DeKalb County Complex Community Theatre

The annual Chamber Prayer Breakfast will be held on Tuesday, November 25th at 7 AM at the DeKalb County Complex Community Theatre, 712 South Congress Drive, Smithville.

Katherine Pack will be the keynote speaker. Katherine is a lifelong resident of DeKalb County. She has served as Circuit Court Clerk for the past 12 years. She is a very active member of Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church where she teaches an adult Sunday School class, plays the piano, helps with VBS, and sings in The Living Christmas Tree production. Katherine is very community-minded including involvement with the Smithville Senior Citizens, DeKalb Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, Foster Care Review Board, Drug Court Community Board, Rotary Club, and DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department Citizens Academy. Katherine has 3 wonderful children - daughter Tish and husband Chris Summers, son Todd and wife Melissa Pack, and daughter Kate Pack. She has 2 grandsons Brayden Summers and Ty Morris. Katherine loves DeKalb County and is honored to be speaking at the Chamber Prayer Breakfast.

Special music will be performed by Josh Issac and by keyboardist Tomomi McDowell. Suzanne Slager will perform the National Anthem while local Boy Scout Troop #347 presents the flags. Prayers for our community, our leaders, and our children will make this a meaningful and memorable experience.

A delicious breakfast will be catered by Jason Evans, head chef at The Inn at Evins Mill. Leadership Director Jen Sherwood and the Leadership DeKalb Class of 2015 will serve the beverages. Doors open at 6:30 AM.

Tickets are $12 per person and can be purchased at the Chamber office, from the Chamber Board of Directors, or by calling the Chamber office. We’ll be glad to hold your tickets at the door.

Chamber Executive Director, Suzanne Williams says, “I would like to invite everyone to join us at this special event in giving thanks to God for the abundant blessings He has given us in our county. The Prayer Breakfast is a wonderful way to begin the holiday season.” For tickets or additional information, call the Chamber at 597-4163.

Smithville Police Department Hosting 3rd Annual Cops for Kids Christmas Party

Dec 19, 2014
Smithville

The Smithville Police Department would like to announce that they will be hosting their 3rd Annual Cops for Kids Christmas Party.

The event is held to provide relief around the Holidays for any family that may be going through a difficult time due to illness, loss of income or other circumstances. The goal of the event is to help lessen the stress on families and provide them with a fun evening of food, fellowship, gifts for their children and, of course, a visit from Santa. This event is by invitation only and anyone wishing to attend must fill out an application. Applications may be picked up at the Smithville Police Department or can be printed online at www.wjle.com.

(CLICK LINK BELOW FOR APPLICATION)

Cops for Kids 2014.pdf (69.12 KB)

Applications must be turned in no later than Monday, December 1, 2014. They may be returned to the Smithville Police Department or mailed to SPD, Attn: Cops for Kids, 104 East Main Street, Smithville, TN 37166.

Anyone who would like to donate gifts may do so by bringing a new, unwrapped gift to the Smithville Police Department, Cash Express at 126 East Bryant Street in Smithville or the Dollar General Stores in Smithville and Dowelltown or you may give your donation directly to a City police officer. Deadline for donations is December 5, 2014.

For more information regarding applications, donations or general information, please contact Beth Adcock at 615-597-8210 extension 1.

Smithville Christmas Parade

Dec 6, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Smithville Elementary

The Smithville Christmas Parade will be Saturday, December 6th starting at 1:00 p.m. at Smithville Elementary. To enter call or leave a message with Jeff Wright at 597-6750 or John Poss 597-1135. Antique cars and Horse riders do not have to pre-register. All others need to call by December 4th to make sure you are included in the lineup.

"Healing Families" Family/Friend Support Group

Nov 27, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Haven of Hope office

DeKalb County Drug Court and Haven of Hope of DeKalb County are offering a free and open to the public family/friend support group, "Healing Families", for those concerned about someone struggling with the disease of addiction. The group meets at the Haven of Hope office, 612S Congress Blvd, from 5:30 to 6:30 Thursday evenings. Childcare is provided. Call 597-4673 for more information.

Operation Christmas Child Seeks Support

Nov 17, 2014 to Nov 21, 2014
Indian Creek Baptist Church

Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan's Purse is the world’s largest Christmas project that collects and distributes gift-filled shoeboxes for needy children around the world. Since 1993, more than 113 million boxes have been distributed in more than 130 countries. Each year, the project mobilizes more than 100,000 volunteers in the United States.

The week of November 17th through Monday, November 24th, 2014, is National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child. The drop-off/relay center for this area is located at the Indian Creek Baptist Church, 967 Hurricane Ridge Road, Smithville, Tennessee, and is a convenient place for churches, clubs, schools, businesses, and individuals to bring their filled shoe boxes. The center will be open, as follows:

Monday, November 17 through Friday, November 21 – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 22 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 23 – 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, November 24 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

You may select from the above dates and hours to deliver your filled shoe boxes to the center.

This holiday season you can experience the true meaning of Christmas with a child in need by simply packing your shoeboxes with toys, hygiene items, school supplies, and other small gifts.

For further information please contact:

Sue Puckett:615/597-7370 (office)
615/597-7325 (home)
615/464-7700 (cell)
suepuckett@dtccom.net (e-mail)

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid with excellence to victims of war, natural disasters, disease, famine, poverty, and persecution in over 100 countries. The President and CEO is William “Franklin” Graham III, son of Billy Graham

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